Travis was a 'big pussycat' says Pan's People dancer

A former dancer with Top Of The Pops troupe Pan's People has told London's Southwark Crown Court that veteran DJ Dave Lee Travis was a "big pussycat".

Patricia "Dee Dee Wilde", who was a regular on the show in the 1960s and 1970s, also described him as an "absolute professional" and a "lovely man".

She added that "absolutely never" did she witness him do anything inappropriate on the show.

Mr Travis is charged with 13 counts of indecent assault dating back to between 1976 and 2003, and one count of sexual assault. He denies all the charges.

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Jurors urged to forget about Travis' 'celebrity' status

Jurors at the trial of Dave Lee Travis have been urged to forget about his fame and treat him as a "normal member of the public", during the prosecution's closing speech. He denies 13 charges of indecent assault and one of sexual assault.